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The role of an Artistic Director is to develop an arts organization's identity and presence around a created theme and identity.  They use their creativity to curate the organization's performance schedule to include existing and original works, then commission other experts such as choreographers, directors and composers to bring the performances to the audience.  Artistic Directors are also key decision makers in the hiring process for performers.  Working with the marketing and promotion arm, the success of the arts organization can depend greatly on the quality and creativity of the season's performance schedule. 
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It is no surprise that many prominent Artistic Directors hail from the LGBTQ community.  These individuals are highly qualified practitioners of their art, such as ballet dancers or theatre actors. 
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Notable LGBTQ Artistic Directors come from the fields of ballet, traditional and contemporary dance, film festivals, arts festivals, theatre, video production, and collective arts organizations.  Many of these are community or regional organizations, but many are also internationally recognized organizations such as national ballet and opera companies or arts festivals. 
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We have identified the following prominent LGBTQ Artistic Directors.  Simply click on their names to read their fascinating biographies. 
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'''Argentina'''
 
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* [[James Kudelka]], National Ballet of Canada
 
* [[James Kudelka]], National Ballet of Canada
 
* [[Robert Lepage]], National Arts Centre, Ex Machina
 
* [[Robert Lepage]], National Arts Centre, Ex Machina
* [[Evelyn Parry]], Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
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* [[Evalyn Parry]], Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
 
* [[Andria Wilson]], Creative Nova Scotia Awards
 
* [[Andria Wilson]], Creative Nova Scotia Awards
  
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'''France'''
 
'''France'''
  
* [[Patrie Chereau]], Public-Theatre
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* [[Patrice Chereau]], Public-Theatre
  
 
'''Germany'''
 
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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* [[Notable LGBTQ Playwrights]]
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* [[Notable LGBTQ Dance Choreographers]]
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* [[Prominent Theatre and Film Critics Who Identify as LGBTQ]]
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* [[LGBTQ Lyricists and Composers for Theatre and Film]]
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* [[LGBTQ Ballet Dancers]]
  
 
==Further Reading/Research==
 
==Further Reading/Research==

Latest revision as of 10:16, 20 September 2021

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The role of an Artistic Director is to develop an arts organization's identity and presence around a created theme and identity. They use their creativity to curate the organization's performance schedule to include existing and original works, then commission other experts such as choreographers, directors and composers to bring the performances to the audience. Artistic Directors are also key decision makers in the hiring process for performers. Working with the marketing and promotion arm, the success of the arts organization can depend greatly on the quality and creativity of the season's performance schedule.

It is no surprise that many prominent Artistic Directors hail from the LGBTQ community. These individuals are highly qualified practitioners of their art, such as ballet dancers or theatre actors.

Notable LGBTQ Artistic Directors come from the fields of ballet, traditional and contemporary dance, film festivals, arts festivals, theatre, video production, and collective arts organizations. Many of these are community or regional organizations, but many are also internationally recognized organizations such as national ballet and opera companies or arts festivals.

We have identified the following prominent LGBTQ Artistic Directors. Simply click on their names to read their fascinating biographies.

Argentina

Australia

Canada

Cuba

Denmark

Finland

  • Jorma Uotinen, Helsinki City Theatre, Finnish National Ballet, Kuopio Dance Festival

France

Germany

Ghana

Great Britain

Israel

Italy

Mexico

New Zealand

Russia

Singapore

  • Ivan Heng, Singapore Theatre Festival, WILD RICE Theatre

Spain

Taiwan

United States

See Also

Further Reading/Research


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